John McDonald's Maine Trivia
A Storyteller's Useful Guide to Useless Information
Written by John McDonald with illustrations by Mark Ricketts
Softcover, Maine Humor
Maine Trivia is available as an e-book in all major
e-book formats including:
· Amazon Kindle
· Barnes & Noble Nook
· For iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch
ABOUT THE BOOK
Professional storyteller John McDonald, author of the now-classic A Moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar, offers up his unique take on Maine trivia. John delivers an educational and hilarious mix of basic and fun facts about the Pine Tree State, including, of course, more than a few wicked funny stories, and the illustrations by Mark Ricketts add spice to the stories.
For example, did you know the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought in Maine in 1775? That Maine boasts 65 "Mud Ponds"? That Maine Sen. Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for the U.S. Presidency at a major party's convention?
Readers are sure to learn a lot about both the Pine Tree State and the United States, as well as have a few laughs in the process.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John McDonald is a professional storyteller who has been performing and entertaining audiences in the small towns and big cities of New England for decades. He is an author whose previous books include A Moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar and Down the Road a Piece: A Storyteller's Guide to Maine . He writes a weekly humor column that is published in many Maine newspapers. John is also the founder of the Maine Storyteller Festival and his talk show can be heard each weekend on WGAN in Portland.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Mark Ricketts is a Maine-based writer and illustrator who has worked with Playboy Magazine, McGraw Hill, Dark Horse Comics, Nickelodeon Magazine, and many others. Among other projects, he wrote Iron Man: The Singularity (Avengers Disassembled) for Marvel Comics and wrote and illustrated Nowheresville for Image Comics.